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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory in Venetian Isles Updates

Aug 04
9:33 AM
Precautionary Boil Water Advisory in Venetian Isles

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued in Venetian Isles


The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) has issued a scheduled precautionary boil water advisory for Venetian Isles to make critical repairs to hydrants. The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) will replace three (3) leaking hydrants Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 along a water main on Chef Menteur Highway that serves all customers east of Industrial Parkway, including Textron and all of Venetian Isles. 

Residents in that area may be without water for the duration of the repairs. Once repairs are complete and water service is restored, subsequent flushing and water quality testing will require residents to continue to boil their water before use until water quality tests have confirmed it’s safe for consumption. See for more information.

During the precautionary boil water advisory:

Don't consume tap water

  • Use bottled or boiled water to drink, cook, brush teeth, and mix baby formula.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables with bottled or boiled water.
  • Don’t use ice from ice trays or ice makers. Make new ice with bottled or boiled water.
  • To be safe, give your pets bottled or boiled water.

Be careful bathing

  • If you’re a healthy adult, you can bathe or shower with tap water. Be careful not to swallow any water.
  • Give babies and young children a sponge bath or use boiled water to bathe.
  • If you have open wounds or a weakened immune system, use boiled water to bathe.
  • Use hand sanitizer after washing hands.

Take care cleaning

  • Wash countertops and tables with boiled water.
  • Use a rinse temperature of 150° F or a sanitize cycle on your dishwasher.
  • Wash dishes by hand as usual. Then soak in mixture of 1 gallon of water and 1 teaspoon of bleach for 1 minute.
  • Do laundry as usual.

Boil water safely

  1. Heat water until large bubbles come from the bottom to the top of the pot.
  2. Let the water boil for at least 1 minute.
  3. Turn off the stove and let the water cool.
  4. Store the water in a clean container with a cover.
  5. Add a pinch of salt and shake to improve the taste.

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